Contemporary Philosophy - Self Under Siege

 

This APDG Meetup group will focus on contemporary philosophers as defined by  Professor Rick Roderick in his Teaching Company course, "The Self Under Siege:Philosophy in the 20th Century".  Professor Roderick will discuss the insights offered by such names as Heidegger, Sartre, Marcuse, Habermas, Foucalt, Derrida, Baudrillard. He suggests our current situation with the following quote, "The complex systems under which we live (economic, technological, global) have put the self "under siege", overloaded with information and images that offer no meaning for us.  We have difficulty making any sense out of our lives."

Link to his home page with transcripts and lectures:

http://rickroderick.org/

 

The meeting will open with discussion of the video lecture of the previous meeting, then move to the viewing of the next video lecture, discussion of same and then adjourn. IT IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED THAT ATTENDEES READ THE RECOMMENDED READING MATERIAL AND/OR THE POSTINGS BY MEMBERS ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD. WE WILL MEET EVERY OTHER MONDAY GIVING MEMBERS TIME TO CONSIDER THE LECTURE AND RESEARCH THE PHILOSOPHER DISCUSSED BY PROFESSOR RODERICK. SUGGEST CHECKING DISSCUSION POSTINGS COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE MEETING FOR ANY INSIGHTS, RECOMMENDED READING.

This lecture will focus on Michel Foucault

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/foucault/

Here is a piece comparing Heidegger and Foucault

 http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~hdreyfus/html/paper_being.html

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  • Bill M.

    Sorry, family emergency, can't make it tonight.

    September 16, 2013

  • TERRY E.

    Them that got, gets.....

    (Capitalism in the Postmodern Era)

    1 · September 10, 2013

    • Adam

      Isn't that capitalism in any era?

      September 10, 2013

    • Warren C.

      Not just capitalism, but every system of distributing the resources of society ever devised by human beings...

      September 10, 2013

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